The French Revolution & Reign Of Terror By: carmen miller
Some causes of the French Revolution were that the nation when in debt, the refusal of the nobility and the clergy to pay taxes, elaglitarian philosophies and high food cost. These factors destabilized society and increased the political influence of the commoners. After fighting in 7 years, the French government of Louis XVI was deeply in debt, the nobility and clergy rejected proposals to increase royal revenue that would force them to pay taxes. The commoners did not agree. They would have to bear the finacial burden despite having only a restricted role in the formation of policy.
Even though there was a lot of setbacks some good outcomes of the French Revolution were that they made a stronger, further centralized state with a larger more effective administration. They also had new changes, ideas, and political culture.
I think the French Revolution was successful because the French Revolution shaped how the world is today. If they did not fight and argue over the things they did , then there would have still been a lot of issues trying to be determined in the world.
The reign of terror during the French Revolution made a big impact. In 1793 many people were concerned about the course of the revolution. Tons of the French were critizing it. The people outside France worried enough about the revolution to form a condition and make war against France.
In a reign of western France called the Vendee, resistance to this was so strong that it led to a civil war. The Roman Catholic Church and monarchy fought government forces. The leaders of the campaign wanted to eliminate any resistance to the revolution. During this time about 300,000 people were arrested and 17,000 were executed.
As expected, Britain declared war on France in 1803, and would remain at war for over a decade. During this period of war, Napoleon and British leaders concentrated on European affairs, but the conflict spilled over into the Atlantic. From 1803 to 1806, the United States succeeded in remaining neutral, but suffered from impressment, British seizure of British-born naturalized U.S. citizens into the British navy. President Thomas Jefferson sent William Pinkney and James Monroe to negotiate a treaty that would halt the impressment of American sailors, but when the signed treaty came back without any British concessions on the impressment issue, Jefferson did not pass it on to the Senate for ratification.